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November 6, 2019

With the days growing shorter, consider planting a camellia to brighten your garden bed, cover a bare garage wall, or add structure to a porch planter. This is the season to plant camellias and we have over 20 varieties to choose from, to suit various garden settings:...

September 25, 2019

Mark Smith, a co-founder and the owner of West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center, has announced he will retire after 35 years in business. His last day is September 30. The Nursery will remain open under new ownership to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Nursery began...

June 6, 2019

Here's our Perennial Buyer, Jane MacKinnon (known affectionately at the nursery as J Mac) with a beautiful bowl of 5-Spice Peach and Raspberry Salad, from the popular cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple

Every ingredient in this salad (except the dressing) can be harveste...

October 30, 2018

I just returned from the International Maple Society meeting in Connecticut.  When I tell people this, among the first things they usually say is something like, "New England in the fall.  It must have been spectacular".  Would you believe the appropriate adjective is...

September 7, 2018

We just received a large shipment of beautiful conifers from Iseli Nursery.  Many of you know that Iseli is considered one of the finest growers of conifers (and some other specialty plants) in the US.  If you are ever fortunate enough to tour their display garden, it...

July 9, 2018

As you may have heard, we are in a state of moderate drought here in Seattle. It is important to water to maintain the health of your plant material. But questions come up. How much water should you use? How often should you water? Here are some tips.

  • Water in early...

February 8, 2018

Wabi Sabi is the theme we chose for our display garden at the 2018 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. It is a celebration of the Japanese tradition that acknowledges that nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. For the Festival this year, we creat...

November 22, 2017

If you're thinking about buying a living tree this year, we have a great selection for you to choose from. Here's a sample from our list:

  • Noble Firs -  $44.98 - $69.98

  • Turkish Firs -  $69.98

  • Arizona cypress 'Blue Ice' -  $119.98

  • Golden Tipped Oriental...

October 31, 2017

Before I describe the plants, I need to tell you a bit about the person who developed them.  In my first blog posting I mentioned getting hooked on dwarf and miniature conifers when I spotted Picea abies Pusch at the Coenosium Rock Garden at the South Seattle College A...

September 13, 2017

Everyone has heard the advice that they should plant trees and shrubs in fall. The problem is, most nurseries have limited inventory in the fall. They've sold out of things and what's left is picked over. Customers complain that they're ready to plant, but there's noth...

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